ANTIOCH CHARTER ACADEMY II
The mission of the Antioch Charter Academies is to facilitate academic and personal growth of TK‐8th grade students of all socio‐economic levels and ethnic backgrounds. ACA enables 21st century students to become literate, self‐motivated, innovative, lifelong learners, and compassionate, collaborative active citizens. We nurture and support a partnership of students, teachers, families and the community; embrace individual strengths; and build upon research informed educational best practices including Montessori, multiple intelligences, brain‐compatible teaching, and multi‐age groupings with small class sizes
To provide a learning environment where students of all socio‐economic levels and ethnic backgrounds embrace education, exhibit compassion, and accept personal responsibility
February 11, 2020
Graduate Goal #5
Did you know most employers highly value “soft skills” when hiring new employees? Soft skills are personality traits and behaviors. Unlike technical or “hard” skills, soft skills are not about the knowledge you possess but rather the behaviors you display in different situations. Soft skills are qualities that allow a person to be successful in whatever they choose to do. ACAII’s Graduate Goals, newly renamed the “Code of the CHEETAHS”, list the soft skills that we hope each of our graduates master by the time they leave our program. For the next 4 newsletters, we will look at each of the Graduate Goals and explain how that soft skill is practiced in each level of our school.
Take control by organizing materials and self.
Primary: According to the Montessori Philosophy all students must organize their materials or jobs on a job carpet. The classroom materials are organized developmentally from easiest to most difficult which enables the students to effectively locate their materials. The Young 6 students are responsible for completing their assigned Language Arts and Maths jobs in a timely manner. All students have a cubbie where they learn to organize their personal supplies.
Elementary: The Montessori aspect of our program ensures all students are able to organize themselves and their materials. The students are responsible for completing their work, having a teacher sign off and keeping track of their work for a school week. The students get the materials they need to complete their work and put them back where they belong. They are responsible for organizing their carpet which includes their lapboard, binder and supplies. They are also responsible for storing their materials.
Intermediate: Students are responsible for the organization of their Weekly Work folders, trapper keepers, subject journals, mailboxes, cubbies, permission slips, Fantastic Friday items, and personal belongings. They track their progress through the planning sheet in their folder. They must also keep track of all pieces of work, pieces of projects, and school supplies.
Students are evaluated on their ability to keep their own binder of work and notes organized. They take care of class property and their own materials and clean up after themselves. They use a planner, google classroom tools, and gradelink.com to keep track of daily and longer-term assignments.
The ACAII lottery for the upcoming 2020-21 school year, will be held on March 2, 2020. If you have a student, or know of a student who would like to attend next year, an application must be filled out and put into the lottery process.
No student is automatically accepted into the school because he or she has a sibling already attending ACA. All incoming students, including TK & Kindergarten, must submit an application by March 1st, to be included in the school’s lottery. Applications can be filled out online at https://antiochcharteracademy.org/applications/ or a paper copy can be picked up in the office.
The following siblings have already filled out an application. Otero, Montgomery, Aldana-Bravo
If you do not see your name please be sure to fill one out.
Did you Know?
You can now pay for school lunches on our new website. Click this link https://antiochcharteracademy.org/hot-lunch-payment/ to add money to your students lunch account.
Who likes to party?!? We will be holding our first planning meeting for the Family Formal this Wednesday, February 5th directly after school.
The Family Formal is our schools take on the traditional Father/Daughter Mother/Son dance. This all-inclusive dance was a blast last year and we are excited to make it bigger and better!
Walk A Thon
Walk-A-Thon donations and volunteers needed! Please let a Walk-A-Thon team member know if you can help us out ASAP so that we can make this event as successful as it has been in the past.
-Course Manager – Coordinate supplies for the day of the event, verifying supplies and coordinating pick-up or delivery. Manages set-up and break-down of course.
-Copy/Collating donor – 140 copies of a 6 page b&w document (2 pages are double-sided) on white paper, collated & stapled. If you have a business that can help out, a charitable letter for the donation will be provided. Individuals are welcome to do this at a copy shop to make the process easier.
-MC for day of event
-Goodie Bag fillers – small toys/trinkets, non-perishable snacks, full-size water bottles, etc. General gifts enough for entire school (201 students) or enough for each level (Primary – 31 students. Elementary – 63 students. Intermediate – 65 students. Middle – 42 students).
-5 Pop-up Tents
-2 Ice chests
-2 Containers of Chalk
-Balloons (2 bags of 72 black and a 2 bags of 72 yellow)
This is a great event to be a part of and a fun opportunity to gain some volunteer hours! We urgently need your help to continue the tradition the kids look forward to each year.
Absences & Tardies
It is extremely important that your student is in school every day, and arrives on time. If though your student is sick, or will arrive late because of an unexpected delay, please call the office, or email your student’s classroom and office by 8am. Students who arrive after 8:15am must be walked into the office by the driver, and signed in. All of these “rules” are in place to help keep your student safe! Contact information is below. Thank you!
2019/2020 Dates to Remember:
February 11 FNB Meeting 3:15 in room 5
February 13 School Tour for New Applicants- Sign up at Book A Tour
February 14 Lunch Fundraiser-(FNB) Hot Dog
February 17-21 February Break – No School
February 27 School Tour for New Applicants- Sign up at Book A Tour
February 28 Lunch Fundraiser-(Overnight Trips) Los Charros Buritto
March 2 Lottery for 20/21 school year
March 9-13 Conference Week- All students 8:15-12 noon
March 17 FNB Meeting 3:15 in room 5
March 19 School Tour for New Applicants- Sign up at Book A Tour
March 20 Walk A Thon
March 24 Spring Pictures
March 27 Lunch Fundraiser-(Middle School) Pizza
2019 / 2020 Faculty
Ms. Peacock- email@example.com
Mrs. Hawley- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Fank- email@example.com
Miss Berkich- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Mariappan- email@example.com
Miss Dubitsky- firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Albertoni- email@example.com
Mrs. Gonzalez- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Hagan- email@example.com
Mrs. McCutcheon- firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Ed- SPED@antiochcharteracademy.org
Mrs. Willard- email@example.com
Mrs. Vela- firstname.lastname@example.org
2019-2020 Family Network Board
Chairperson: Annu Fuentes email@example.com
Co-Chairperson: Adriana Solorio firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Sharron Scott email@example.com
Treasurer: Susan Cano firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Coordinator: Brandi Lopez email@example.com
Fundraising Coordinator: Maria Strock firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Fundraising Coordinator: Ashley Rice email@example.com
Social Coordinator: Sara Wall firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Social Coordinator: Jillian Broussard email@example.com
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